Fried Bread cooked over a campfire with the Dutch Oven lid

Campfire Breakfast - with the Dutch Oven lid!

Posted by Gav Grayston.
First Published Jun 2013; updated May 2023.

Your Dutch Oven lid makes an excellent campfire hotplate for cooking breakfast. Give it a try.


Cooking breakfast using the Dutch Oven lid.

Campfire Breakfast Fry Up

Campfire Breakfast Fry Up

OK, so we won't tell you how to cook a breakfast. ;-)

But you may not have realised that you can use the lid of the Dutch Oven as a hot plate over hot coals.

Just turn it upside down so the handle side is in the hot coals—an instant hot plate.

This cooks breakfasts well.

Including fried bread...

Fried Bread cooked over a campfire with the Dutch Oven lid

Fried Bread cooked over a campfire with the Dutch Oven lid

...and omelette.

Omelette cooked over a campfire

Omelette cooked over a campfire